Electrical safety lessons for kids

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We all know electricity plays a major role in our everyday lives, and it is a powerful resource that should be respected. Unfortunately, our children often do not understand the dangers of electricity. Tennessee's electric cooperatives encourage…

Software to improve mutual aid coordination

For decades, TECA has organized cooperative mutual aid across Tennessee, and a new software application will help co-ops better coordinate efforts during events that require assistance. The system developed by the Electric Cooperatives of…

State fair continues Tennessee Traditions

Americans, particularly Southerners, love our traditions. We eat turkey on Thanksgiving, throw rice at weddings and could never quite embrace the metric system. A tradition is, quite simply, the passing down of our beliefs and customs…

Co-ops light state fair midway

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Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation lineman James Crowder flipped a ceremonial switch to light the midway at the 2016 Tennessee State Fair on Friday, Sept. 9. Attendees of the opening ceremony heard from legislators and elected…

Farm safety tips

Fall can be a busy time on the farm, but it only takes a few seconds to be sure everyone stays safe. Follow these tips to protect lives and equipment: Keep equipment at least 10 feet from lines – at all times, in all directions. Inspect…

Energy-saving technologies

What does the home of the future look like to you? Perhaps the home of George and Jane Jetson comes to mind, where dinner and laundry are taken care of with the mere press of a button. Today, the average home may not quite be “Jetsons-esque,”…

Callis addresses TVA board, discusses energy efficiency

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During the regular TVA board of directors meeting on Thursday, August 25, David Callis, executive vice president and general manager for the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association, expressed appreciation to the TVA board for viewing energy…